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Lake Pedder aerial photos!

Lake Pedder aerial photos!

Friday November 25, 2016

Lake Pedder Lodge out at Strathgordon just had a 1 year “birthday” over the weekend. Part of the festivities included great discounts on activities such as kayaking, abseiling and a helicopter flight over the lake.

Lake Pedder Aerial Photos

Having never flown above Tasmania (apart from major flights out of the state of course!) I couldn’t resist the chance to get up in the air and grab some shots of the rugged south west wilderness. Par Avion had a helicopter on stand by and given the amazing weather on Sunday it was a no-brainer. It was a short ride (10 mins) but a great taste of aerial photography… Here are some pics from the day :)

Lake Pedder Aerial Photos. View to Frankland Range

View over Lake Pedder to the Frankland Range

Lake Pedder - Aerial Photos. View to Frankland Range

View over Lake Pedder to the Frankland Range

South West Tasmania Aerial Photos

On a bit of an angle!

Lake Gordon and the Lake Pedder Lodge, South West Tasmania

Lake Gordon and the Lake Pedder Lodge, South West Tasmania

Mt Anne and the Sentinels from above!

Mt Wedge, Mt Anne and the Sentinels from above

South West Tasmania Mt Sprent

Mt Sprent – on my shortlist for an overnight trip. Will have to tackle it this summer!

Having never shot aerial photos before it was a fantastic opportunity and gets me thinking about other parts of the state where sightseeing flights are operating… watch this space ;)

Shooting Notes

I am a rather late convert to the variable ISO shooting mode (TAv) which I again used for this session. Basically it is M mode but with auto ISO. Like any other priority mode you can also use Exposure Compensation so it is incredibly useful. For this shoot I dialled in a fast shutter and a wide aperture, and let the ISO roam as the angles changed. Given it was the middle of the day a really high ISO wasn’t needed anyway, but it is a very practical way of shooting and now that I’m used to it it’s funny I have gone this long without embracing it!